Windows 7 at Long Last! But Are Netbook Users Being Left in the Cold?

by Jay Bika on October 22, 2009 · 5 comments

in Microsoft,News

At long last the long awaited Windows 7 operating system has been unleashed. People all over the US have spent the night at retail stores waiting to be the first ones to snap up their copies. If you’re a netbook user, you way be wondering:
Is Windows 7 Netbook Friendly?
Yes it seems to be so far. Microsoft is not blind to the success of netbooks and knows that netbook users now account for a large number of computer users. The only problem though is that without a DVD drive, most netbooks will have trouble loading the new operating system.
Is this a trick from Microsoft to let netbook users out in the cold?
Nah…
You can apparently get Windows 7 via straight Internet download. At the time, I read about this, the link seemed down but keep checking it out and let us know how it turns out for you.
Who has Windows 7 for netbooks already working? How does it fare? Would you recommend it? Is the difference between XP and 7 like night and day? Come on, spill the beans already!

At long last the long awaited Windows 7 operating system has been unleashed. People all over the US have spent the night at retail stores waiting to be the first ones to snap up their copies. If you’re a netbook user, you way be wondering:

Is Windows 7 netbook friendly?

Yes it seems to be so far. Microsoft is not blind to the success of netbooks and knows that netbook users now account for a large number of computer users. The only problem though is that without a DVD drive, most netbooks will have trouble loading the new operating system.

Is this a trick from Microsoft to let netbook users out in the cold?

Nah…

You can apparently get Windows 7 via straight Internet download. At the time, I read about this, the link seemed down but keep checking it out and let us know how it turns out for you.

Who has Windows 7 for netbooks already working? How does it fare? Would you recommend it? Is the difference between XP and 7 like night and day? Come on, spill the beans already! [Microsoft allows Windows 7 via USB]

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Small Laptops October 23, 2009 at 3:43 pm

In comparison to Vista it could hardly get any worse no matter what Window 7.0 is like……

2 Gerry - Refurbished Netbook Computers November 10, 2009 at 6:04 pm

The people that are being left out in the cold, so to speak, are those that buy a new netbook with the Windows 7 starter edition without knowing the limitations. The Windows 7 starter edition with the limitations of lack of DVD support(even with an external DVD), no desktop personalization, no multi- monitor support, no media center etc. are the ones who may have buyers remorse. All the disappointment can be offset by an $80 upgrade.

3 Alex November 11, 2009 at 9:42 pm

I think if you have a USB CD drive, this should be simple as booting the disk from the BIOS and installing. I’m still gonna stick with XP though, because hardware support is a concern. I’d like to just get a Win7 netbook too and then benchmark stuff on it to compare.

4 Jesse December 6, 2009 at 8:17 pm

I have had Windows 7 running only Toshiba NB 205 for over a month now and love it. The boot time is quicker than XP, the battery life suffers a little bit, but that might be in part because I love the look of the OS and haven’t deactivated any of its toys. On another note, because I am a student, I paid only $30 (maybe $35 for unlimited downloads) for it. BIG fan.

5 max fadia December 8, 2009 at 7:06 pm

i think yes because people buy drives for their net books and i think they should run windows 7 home premium because they can handle it and come on Microsoft give net books a flashy feature

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